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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Harry Harris: South Koreans bristle at US envoy's moustache

Harry Harris rebukes critics of his facial hair, which reminds some South Koreans of colonial rule.
BBC News - Published

Videos for South Korea


Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto [Video]Kuchar one shot behind Singapore Open leader Hamamoto

Kosuke Hamamoto leads the Singapore Open after the first round on his tournament debut, but stars Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are in close contention.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:47Published

'Parasite' makes history with Oscar Nominations [Video]'Parasite' makes history with Oscar Nominations

It is the first South Korean film to compete in the Academy Award category.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

South Korean movie director makes Oscar history [Video]South Korean movie director makes Oscar history

Bong Joon-ho's dark comedy "Parasite" has won six Academy Awards nominations, including best director. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Here are the 2020 Oscars nominations [Video]Here are the 2020 Oscars nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were announced on Monday. The awards will be handed out on Feb. 9 at a ceremony in Hollywood.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:56Published

South Koreans learn to beat the AI hiring bots [Video]South Koreans learn to beat the AI hiring bots

In a tight job market, South Korea's top firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring. That's got jobseekers turning to cram schools to learn how to beat the bots. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement [Video]Stars arrive for Critics' Choice Awards on eve of Oscar noms announcement

Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Saoirse Ronan, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lupita Nyong'o and "The Farewell" director Lulu Wang just some of the stars out in Santa Monica.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to halt planned Australia coal mine [Video]Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to halt planned Australia coal mine

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to stop, delay or interrupt the building of a coal mine in Australia. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open [Video]Ormsby retains two-shot lead at Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby stays two shots clear of the field after a four-under third round of 66 at the Hong Kong Open.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return [Video]Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Iran strike on U.S. forces sends stocks tumbling [Video]Iran strike on U.S. forces sends stocks tumbling

An Iranian missile attack on U.S. forces based in Iraq has sent markets into turmoil and investors racing for safety. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

South Korea inequality: Youth fed up with wealth gap [Video]South Korea inequality: Youth fed up with wealth gap

A recent study shows many South Koreans in their 20s no longer believe hard work alone is a guarantee of success.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks [Video]S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:08Published

Carlos Ghosn Thought About Making His Life Into A Movie [Video]Carlos Ghosn Thought About Making His Life Into A Movie

Carlos Ghosn spent months in his Japanese apartment, waiting for chargers of financial wrongdoing. According to Business Insider, during that time Ghosn thought about making his life into a movie...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against two anonymous North Korean hackers for stealing user information in a hacking operation called Thallium.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:06Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA

North Korean state media KCNA said that leader Kim Jong Un is planning to reveal a new strategic weapon in the new year, following stalled talks with Washington over concessions in denuclearisation..

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Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia [Video]Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia

Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft [Video]North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft

Microsoft says it has seized control of 50 sites used by a hacking group based in North Korea to steal sensitive information. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Carlos Ghosn Flees To Lebanon [Video]Carlos Ghosn Flees To Lebanon

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said he’s in Lebanon, leaving Japan before his trial. According to Reuters, Ghosn said he refused to be “held hostage” by a “rigged Japanese justice system.” He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift' [Video]U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift'

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

 

U.S. ambassador becomes mustachioed face of South Korean discontent

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea drew criticism from the highest levels of government in Seoul on Friday for suggesting that Seoul consult with Washington about the possibility of reopening tourism..
Reuters - Published

South Korea to decide on first transgender soldier amid debate

South Korea's military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate..
Reuters - Published

South Korea should coordinate with U.S. to avoid 'misunderstandings' when engaging North: ambassador

To avoid any "misunderstandings" that could trigger sanctions, South Korea should run any plans to engage with North Korea through a joint working group established with the United States, the U.S...
Reuters - Published

South Korea says pushing ahead with North Korea engagement despite stalled talks

Inter-Korean cooperation doesn't necessarily have to wait for the United States' denuclearization talks with North Korea to progress, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

Young South Koreans hit the beach in mock Marine Corps boot camp

Hundreds of South Korean students braved freezing winter temperatures this week to test themselves against the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp.
Reuters - Published

Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
Reuters - Published

South Korean president takes heart from Trump's birthday wishes to North Korea's Kim

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hailed U.S. President Donald Trump for sending birthday wishes to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "a great idea" to improve chances of restarting..
Reuters - Published

South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
Reuters - Published

'Parasite' director Bong says 'language barrier' broken after Oscar nod

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho said he was surprised and overjoyed when the film won six Oscar nominations on Monday, a historic first for South Korea's film industry and a sign that language is no..
Reuters - Published

North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
Reuters - Published

'Smile with your eyes': How to beat South Korea's AI hiring bots and land a job

In cram school-obsessed South Korea, students fork out for classes in everything from K-pop auditions to real estate deals. Now, top Korean firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring - and..
Reuters - Published

Trump sends North Korea's Kim birthday greetings

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump sent North Korea's Kim birthday wishes: South Korea's national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Sizing up Australia's bushfires

Australia's bushfires have razed more than 10.3 million hectares (103,000 sq km) of land - the size of South Korea - in recent months, particularly on the east coast.
Reuters - Published

Samsung sets up anti-corruption panel as chief faces trials

South Korea's Samsung Group, whose leader faces trials over a bribery scandal involving former president Park Geun-hye, has appointed external experts to a new oversight panel to stamp out criminal..
Reuters - Published

CES 2020: ShoeBlast's hi-tech cure for stinky trainers

A South Korean start-up has created a gadget designed to stop well-worn trainers smelling bad.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in..
Reuters - Published

Europe helps secure release of 11 North Korean defectors held in Vietnam activists

A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based activist group said on..
Reuters - Published

South Korea indicts former justice minister on charges of fraud, graft

South Korean prosecutors indicted former Justice Minister Cho Kuk on Tuesday on a dozen charges including bribery, two months after he resigned over a scandal involving family investment and university..
Reuters - Published

South Korea to pardon 1,800 conscientious objectors

Men who refuse mandatory military service were subjected to prison - and social stigma.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's top court dismisses 'comfort women' petition against deal with Japan

South Korea's Constitutional Court dismissed on Friday an appeal by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down an agreement signed by the two countries to..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe asks South Korea's Moon to act on row at first meeting for 15 months

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe asked South Korea's president on Tuesday to take steps to resolve a bitter dispute at their first bilateral talks in 15 months, a sign that while the mood is..
Reuters - Published

South Korea-Japan summit sees hope for better relations

South Korea's Moon Jae-in and Japan's Shinzo Abe try to smooth a rough patch in bilateral relations.
BBC News - Published

Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon, Japan's Abe meet for first time in months as tension lingers

The leaders of Japan and South Korea met for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday and stressed the need to improve ties after the worst period of tension between their countries in decades,..
Reuters - Published

South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-U.S. dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between..
Reuters - Published

China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
Reuters - Published

South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility, U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show, as tensions with North Korea..
Reuters - Published

U.S., North Korea talks 'more important than anything', South Korea tells China

It is "more important than anything" to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on..
Reuters - Published

China's Xi calls for sustained momentum in North Korea-U.S. talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday expressed concerns over rising tension between North Korea and the United States, calling for them to maintain the momentum for dialogue, South Korea's..
Reuters - Published

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress accuses brother over father's will

A South Korean heiress known for delaying a Korean Air Lines flight in 2014 because she was angry at the way she was served nuts has accused her younger brother of disobeying their late father's will..
Reuters - Published

China says supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping told South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday that China supports South Korea's efforts to improve ties with North Korea and inject new impetus into promoting peace..
Reuters - Published

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
Reuters - Published

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